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New Audi A4 DTM takes pole for debut race

DTM 2005
Audi A4 DTM #1 (Audi Sport Team Abt), Mattias Ekström
  • Title defender Mattias Ekström quickest at Hockenheim
  • Three Audi A4 DTM cars in Super Pole
  • Abt and Stippler best drivers with last year’s A4 cars

In its racing debut, the new Audi A4 DTM will be starting from the pole position. At the Hockenheim season opener, defending champion Mattias Ekström drove the fastest time in Saturday’s Super Pole qualifying session to secure the best starting position for the race on Sunday (start at 2 p.m., live on ARD from 1.45 p.m.). Martin Tomczyk and Tom Kristensen, as well, qualified for the single car qualifying of the fastest ten. The best drivers of last year’s Audi A4 DTM cars were Christian Abt and DTM newcomer Frank Stippler on positions twelve and 13 respectively.

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